Nigerian residents in Kempton Park call for an end to 'police brutality'

Cops clashed with residents yesterday, who claimed an officer beat & suffocated a man caught selling drugs.

One resident says police come into their neighbourhoods and target them time and time again and they want justice. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Kempton Park residents say they want justice and an end to what they call "ongoing police brutality against Nigerian residents".

Police clashed with an angry mob yesterday, who claimed an officer had beaten up and suffocated a man caught selling drugs.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has now launched an investigation into the killing.

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Nigerian residents living in the area claim the death is just one incident of ongoing police brutality against them.

This man says police come into their neighbourhoods and target them time and time again and they want justice.

"My people are being killed for nothing. This time it was a man with a future, with kids."

This was the dominant message before a tense standoff with police.

Police used rubber bullets and stun grenades to stop residents who charged at them.

Ipid says no arrest have been but it is investigating.